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Self-Help Specialist

April 2023



We are looking for an individual who can assist grantees (organizations who assist low income families build homes) with training for their staff, create internal organizational processes and systems, and monitor compliance with Federal regulations to identify, troubleshoot, and provide solutions. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Provide on-site training to potential, new, and existing 523 Grantees (organization that has received funds to operate a program), including, roles and responsibilities, regulations, procedures, and forms, related to the successful operation of their program.

  • Assist with the development of applications for grant administrative funds. 

  • Review and provide feedback on the applications to ensure accuracy and proper completion for submission to USDA based on their checklist of requirements. 

  • Assist grantees with the creation of housing development plans, construction schedules, financial management systems, and sound ethical practices. 

  • Provide guidance with the development and implementation of board and staff training modules.

  • Assist with planning, development, and delivery of workshops, trainings, and conferences.

  • Attend on-site meetings on a quarterly basis with operating grantees. 

  • Provide on-site objective evaluation of existing operating systems, as well as staff training needs for internal operations.

  • Assist with the development and distribution of reports, newsletters, or other publications.

  • Provide assistance and cooperation to all levels of USDA/Rural Development (RD) personnel.

  • Maintain confidentiality of all grantee information and company business. 


Education and Experience: 


High school diploma or equivalent is required and a minimum of six years progressively responsible work experience in the housing field that includes program experience or formal training or work experience that produces the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position.


Bachelor’s degree in business/business administration, human resources, social work, or related field is preferred coupled with two years of experience working in a not-for-profit organization and/or housing. 


Other requirements:

Valid Florida State Driver’s License.




  • Travel independently to grantee organizations to provide training to meet contract requirements and goals. 

  • Ability to deliver effective presentations and be able to present training at a level that all participants can understand.

  • Ability to communicate effectively; listen and give full attention to what other people are saying, to fully understand and interpret verbal communication. 

  • Ability to create legible documents such as letters, directions, manuals, reports, and to communicate thoughts, ideas, information in a logical, organized, and coherent manner. 

  • Ability to find solutions to problems, develop new processes and procedures; and demonstrate innovative thinking.    

  • Be prompt, efficient and organized when carrying out all tasks. 

  • Exercise mature judgment, initiative, and tact. 

  • Have a comprehensive understanding of all Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars and other regulations affecting the program. 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Teams, PowerPoint, Excel) and Zoom. 

Work environment:

  • This position will require an individual to work in the office and on the road for all or part of their workweek. 

  • Position requires being able to work varied hours during the weekdays and as needed on weekends for travel or necessary work.   



  • This position requires frequent travel up to 50% of the time, by both air and ground transportation.

  • Must be able and willing to travel by air and/or to drive to other sites and stay overnight or multiple nights in a hotel.

Physical demands:

While performing this job, one is required to use hands and fingers for computer and telephone, talk and hear, as well as stand, walk, drive and travel. Lifting between 5 – 15 pounds is necessary.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.


What we offer:

FNPH provides a competitive salary, generous employer paid health, welfare, and retirement benefits along with generous time off including vacation time, sick, and holiday pay.


This is a non-exempt position and the hourly rate is $21.63 - $26.44.   


The process: 

To apply for this position please send your resume and a cover letter to


A criminal background check and drug screen will be conducted once an offer of employment has been extended. Any employment offer will be contingent upon the results of these screenings.


FNPH is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.


Updated 4.17.2023

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